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In a significant security lapse at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, 30 passengers who arrived from Colombo were mistakenly dropped at the domestic arrivals gate on Friday, the NDTV reported.

The passengers, who were dropped off at the domestic arrivals bus gate instead of the international arrivals bus gate at the Bengaluru Airport, travelled on a Sri Lankan Airlines UL 173 flight, according to a spokesperson of BIAL (Bengaluru International Airport Limited).

"On March 17, 30 passengers who travelled on Sri Lankan Airlines UL 173 were erroneously dropped at the domestic arrivals bus gate of BLR Airport instead of international arrivals bus gate. These passengers entered the domestic baggage claim area," the BIAL Spokesperson said.

However, the terminal operations team rushed to the scene where the CISF and Immigration were alerted of the mishap.

"The Terminal Operations team along with CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) and Immigration were alerted and the passengers were immediately moved to the international arrivals for immigration. After that the passengers proceeded to the international baggage claim area," the BIAL Spokesperson added.

BIAL stated further that a human error was responsible for the situation at the airport that ultimately caused the confusion. However, corrective measures are being taken.

  Comments - 4

  • Ram Saturday, 18 March 2023 03:22 PM

    Any payment for inconvenience? After all they are not politicians but normal passengers

    Truth Saturday, 18 March 2023 09:36 PM

    Gosh! There was another incident where the flight took off leaving some passengers in the bus.

    Silva Sunday, 19 March 2023 01:24 AM

    if this was the case in a western country airport, passengers would have a good chance to get into the country as asylum seekers

    Punchi Sunday, 19 March 2023 10:06 AM

    Maybe the airline thought that the incorporation of lanka into the Indian union had already occurred

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